Eligibility

The SAMHSA Internship Program is open to a diverse number of eligible students.

People in many fields work at SAMHSA. The SAMHSA Internship Program reflects this variety. Internships are available for students interested and experienced in:

  • Public health
  • Behavioral and social sciences
  • Public policy
  • Business communications
  • Business administration
  • Information technology

To qualify for a SAMHSA internship, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (I-151 or I-551). Individuals on temporary visas are not eligible. Additionally, individuals must be authorized or eligible to work in the United States by law.
  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program (BA/BS, Masters, JD, MD, or Ph.D.) at an accredited higher education institution. Students pursuing only a credential or certificate program will be considered ineligible.
  • Have completed their freshman year of college before the internship begins
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Recent graduates may apply if they participate within 12 months of their graduation. Instead of providing a certification of enrollment form, upload a copy of your certificate of graduation or a copy of your conferred degree.
Last Updated: 09/15/2017